Journal article

Drought variability and change across the Iberian Peninsula

JR Coll, E Aguilar, L Ashcroft

THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2017

Abstract

Drought variability and change was assessed across the Iberian Peninsula over more than 100 years expanding through the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century. Daily temperature and precipitation data from 24 Iberian time series were quality controlled and homogenized to create the Monthly Iberian Temperature and Precipitation Series (MITPS) for the period 1906–2010. The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI), driven only by precipitation, and the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI), based on the difference between the precipitation and the reference evapotranspiration (ET0), were computed at annual and seasonal scale to describe the evoluti..

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Grants

Awarded by project "Determinacion y ajuste del sesgo introducido por la automatizacion de las estaciones meteorologicas en las series climaticas"



Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the project "Determinacion y ajuste del sesgo introducido por la automatizacion de las estaciones meteorologicas en las series climaticas; CGL2012-32193", and it has been possible thanks to the project "CAFIDEXPI CGL2007-65546-C03-02-CLI".